[sclug] Ubuntu 10.10

Ian Park i.d.c.park at ntlworld.com
Thu Oct 14 07:57:14 UTC 2010

On 11/10/10 18:45, James Norcutt wrote:
> On Monday 11 Oct 2010 17:48:24 Ian Park wrote:
>> On 10/10/10 18:06, ed wrote:
>>> Probably you all already know this, but Ubuntu 10.10 has been released,
>>> although, maybe you'll all find the announcement as entertaining as I
>>> have:
>>>   https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-announce/2010-October/000139.h
>>>   tml
>> More seriously, I decided to go for UNE, after a difficult experience
>> with Jolicloud on my Aspire One - just did a clean install to wipe
>> Jolicloud. I was favourably impressed to find that wireless networking
>> worked straight away, with no need to faff around with Madwifi.
>> Ian
> Hi.
> I had trouble with Jolicloud too until i did an 'apt-get update'. Solved 
> everything, which is weird since the repo packaged should be synced at 
> install, but ho hum.
> I must say that I am also impressed by the ease of 10.10. Despite the long 
> download times at the weekend, I braved a distro upgrade from package-kit, (I 
> used Kubuntu), and with the possible exception of having to tweak my plymouth 
> settings, again, it went (touch wood) really well.  Usually I reboot into a 
> command line because the upgrade borked my nVidia drivers. I'm classing it at 
> a win for the ubuntu/kubuntu developers, good work you guys.
> Now to more fun matters.  If there are any duke nukem 3d fans around, may I 
> humbly suggest that you look for eduke32, and endevour to install it with the 
> high res polymer packs, all I can say is "Hail to the king baby" lol.
> anyway thats enough of my babble.
> cheers
> James Norcutt
> p.s google app inventor for android, check it out
On trying UNE Maverick a bit more, I was seriously disappointed. The
only thing in favour of it is that the wireless networking works, but
it's *abominably* slow. I also found the user interface difficult to get
to grips with - it's quite a major change from Lucid. My Aspire One is
now back with Lucid - and it wasn't *that* difficult to get the WiFi
working with the aid of MadWifi...

Ian Park
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